Former Punjab minister Ashu arrested for corruption

Congress leader and former Punjab Food and Supply Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu on Monday was arrested by a team of the Vigilance Bureau from Ludhiana city in the alleged tender allotment scam.

He is the second minister from the previous government who has been arrested by the AAP government on charges of corruption.

In June, the bureau arrested former minister and Congress leader Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on corruption charges.

Ashu has been named as an accused in the preferential allotment of tenders for labour, cartage, and transportation of foodgrains.

Contractor Telu Ram had, during interrogation, blamed the former minister of involvement in the scam.

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